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any reason to not get 2500k over 2500?

post #1 of 12
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$10 more nets me a processor that has unlocked multi.

rather silly intel decided to release two products with a large benefit over the other with a price tag of $10 more.


thoughts?
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post #2 of 12
You said it yourself

No there's no reason other than saving $10

Why on earth save 10$ when you have the potential to reach 5ghz on a 2500k
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post #3 of 12
The only reason is if you were going to get an h67 board and you had no use for the unlocked multiplier anyways and you wanted to save a few bucks.
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post #4 of 12
You could save $10 and buy yourself some beer....but you would still have to drive to the store so you probably would spend more like $15 or $20 once tax and everything is counted along with the gas you spend, wear you put on your car, etc etc.

Go with the 2500k
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post #5 of 12
No reason at all. Even if you don't want to overclock, the resale value on a 2500 is going to be significantly lower than a 2500k.
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post #6 of 12
If you use the H67/H61 motherboards. That should be obvious.
That strategy also makes Intel sell more chips, and it works.

"why would u use a h67 anway ??" Not all people are gamers or overclockers ..
Edited by p4p3r - 5/2/11 at 10:32am
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post #7 of 12
No one other than people buying Dell/HP and the likes should be subjected the pure loss of a non-K Sandy Bridge. If 10$ will make or break a purchase then those people shouldn't be buying boxed processors.
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post #8 of 12
Might be something companies like HP, Dell etc would want. Non overclockable CPUs. Less hassle for the support people. Maybe?
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by XrOo View Post
Might be something companies like HP, Dell etc would want. Non overclockable CPUs. Less hassle for the support people. Maybe?
Perhaps less hassle but more like the noobs have to buy another dell after two years when the piece o crap wont play games anymore
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post #10 of 12
One thing to remember is that even if you don't want to overclock and get a H67 board, the 2500K has Intel HD 3000 graphics (vs. 2000). 12 EU vs. 6 (don't know what it means though!)

Still makes sense to consider the K version if its only a $10 premium. I agree with the increased resale value also
Edited by edplayer - 5/2/11 at 12:09pm
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